Opera Word of the Week ( #2)

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Let’s put some Commedia in your arte and learn some history! Elizabeth Cadman Cadman Kasay Director of Events, MRO For this week’s Opera WOW, we will look at the operatic term, “ Commedia dell’arte”. Commedia dell’arte was an Italian theatrical style that was based on “stock-characters” and was largely unscripted and was popular in Europe from the 16th to 18th … Read More

Opera Debunked: Part 1

Opera can be fun

“You’re Not Welcome”   Here’s why you- yes, you, the person reading this, are personally invited to any opera performance you’d like. Brenna Dudley Artistic Director, MRO   When we were first kicking around ideas for how to #makeoperafunagain we realized that we probably weren’t the best people to be making that call. Having degrees in and careers devoted to opera … Read More